"I attend a fair amount of networking events.  This Women in Family Business was one of the best I've ever been to! I'm a big fan of the speaker, Susan Dench anyway, but wanted you to know I loved the energy and what we learned!"
- Kimberley C. Kalicky, Assistant Vice President - Operations, R.M. Davis, Inc.

 COVID-19 Resources 

Member to Member Resources
The following resources are from other IFOB family business or associate partners and sponsors. 

Verrill Law | Legal Resources

As the global COVID-19 public health emergency continues to spread and create challenges for businesses worldwide, Verrill is here to share with you some of the resources they have created to help you address some of the challenges you and your business may be facing. They will update this page with changes in this rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape.

Click here for more information and to register!

OPUS Consulting Group | Financial Contingency Planning  (live webinar)

TopicOpus Webinar: Financial Contingency Planning

Description: Opus Consulting Group is hosting a webinar to discuss financial contingency planning for your business. The Opus team will present a contingency planning framework and focus on financial stress testing. Participants will gain insights into the contingency planning process and develop ideas for their business to identify the next steps. Contact us at www.opuscg.com or 207.619.1899.

Time: Mar 25, 2020 12:00 PM ET

Click here for more information and to register!

Sales Xceleration | Caring for Your Customers; Before, During, and After A Crisis

Topic: TBD


Time: April 8, 3:00 p.m. ET

Click here for more information and to register!

Down East Magazine | How To Support Maine Businesses Right Now

As the pandemic affects our communities Down East Magazine is reaching out to Maine businesses that are working hard to adapt to the developing situation and continuing to support their customers and communities. Click here for a list of businesses they've connected with so far, and how you can safely support them right now. 

Click here for more information!

Maine International Trade Center | Coronavirus Business Impact and Resource Discussion

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) invites you to join a Coronavirus Business Impact and Resource Discussion on Wednesday, March 18, at 3:00 PM with DECD Commissioner Heather Johnson and Maine Department of Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman via Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 204 016 883

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Cove Central Communications | 3CX Web Real-Time Conferencing Platform

In an effort to continue the mission of the organization during a pandemic outbreak, Maine IFOB will be able to h

ost conferences online on the 3CX web real-time conferencing platform thru Cove Central Communications. This service is free for IFOB staff, as well as its guest participants until 2021, with options to renew annually.

To take advantage of this free service click here to learn more. 

Dennis Boyle, Sales Xceleration | Building and Managing a Virtual Sales Team

About this webinar
This is the first in a series of webinars to support small to mid-size businesses with their sales efforts during a time of crisis.

Live online Mar 20 12:00 pm United States - Los Angeles or after on demand 60 mins

Presented by
Dennis Boyle, Outsourced VP of Sales

Rich Brooks, flyte new media | Apps to help you work from home

Whether it’s the coronavirus or a simple snow day has caused the office to close, more workers are working remotely. Today we’ll look at some tools that make that easier.

What are some basics that people need to be able to work from home?

Beyond a computer and an internet connection, you’ll want a way to work on your current projects. Click the image below to watch the 5 minute video!

David Ciullo, Career Management Associates |Coronavirus Employment Issues

Career Management Associates (CMA) has released, on its website, this week’s HR Educational Radio show early as employers need to have continuous information.  

The show is available immediately on the show site of www.hrpowerhour.com. 

This episode's guest speaker is Peter Lowe, Partner with the law firm of Brann & Isaacson and the topics to be covered include:

  • Quarantine and imposing travel restrictions and wage and hour consequences; 
  • Requiring Doctor notes, medical tests as well as return to work requirements;
  • Requests for accommodations, applicability of the ADA and applying leave laws;
  • Refusal to work and applying leave laws; 
  • Maintaining confidentiality;
  • Pending implementation of current, emergency approved and potential pending legislation…and more. 

The show will air as scheduled on Saturday the 21 st from 10a-11a on WLOB radio.
Click here to listen to the episode now!

Bernstein Shur & Portland Regional Chamber | Coronavirus: Legal and Practical Tips for Businesses and Employers

A recording of the webinar can be found below. An additional webinar will take place on Thursday, March 19th at 2:00 p.m. 
Download the supplemental FAQ sheet from Bernstein Shur here

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